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List Of Worst Passwords In 2017 Includes ‘Starwars’ And ‘Password’

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The importance of strong passwords has been drilled into the heads of many internet users since the start of the digital age. However, even in 2017, there are still people who don’t seem to understand how crucial it is to make their passwords impenetrable. In a list published recently, it was revealed that some people are still using the infamous “123456” formula. Some even used “Starwars” as a password.

The list was provided by SplashData, which offers products and services related to password storage and protection. Using five million leaked passwords this year as a reference, the researchers discovered that up to 10 percent of people on the web used at least one of the passwords on the list, Lifehacker reports.

As the company’s CEO, Morgan Slain notes, this is incredibly dangerous. There’s a reason why security experts encourage users to mix numbers and letters in their passwords, as well as use obscure references where possible.

“Hackers are using common terms from pop culture and sports to break into accounts online because they know many people are using those easy-to-remember words,” Slain said.

However, despite the repeated warnings, too many people still use absurdly obvious passwords that include “qwerty” and worst of all, “password.” In 2017, none of these items on the list should exist, and yet they do.

The list that was put together by SplashData covers up to 100 passwords that were most commonly used in 2017. However, the list can be comfortable condensed to 25 to paint a picture of just how badly some users are compromising their security with the following:

1. 123456

2. password

3. 12345678

4. qwerty

5. 12345

6. 123456789

7. letmein

8. 1234567

9. football

10. iloveyou

11. admin

12. welcome

13. monkey

14. login

15. abc123

16. starwars

17. 123123

18. dragon

19. passw0rd

20. master

21. hello

22. freedom

23. whatever

24. qazwsx

25. trustno1

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